Monday, July 16, 2007

Reward Yourself With Money Saved From Quitting

When I initially decided to stop smoking, one of the major factors was the money that I could save. Here in New Jersey, it's well over six dollars a pack. Figuring myself at a little over a pack a day, that's an easy 50 bucks weekly, two hundred a month.

If you're giving up cigarettes, or have given them up, you've surely considered the money spent over the years. What are you doing with yours? Something, I hope.

I keep mine tucked away, and every once in awhile it's a nice bonus to have it there for impulse spending. Depending on circumstances, a person could easily use that cash to go out to dinner or have some kind of a night on the town every couple of weeks.

Maybe you want a copy of Guitar Hero, or your own domain name (just so you know, it's uber-geeky to have your own name registered as a dot com, I think I'm gonna go for it). Hell, for that kind of money, you can probably make payments on a nice entry level car. When I say nice, I mean that it's this year's model, not necessarily nice as in power windows and air conditioning.

I guess it's been about nine days quit for me today, and I didn't have any really bad cravings over the weekend consciously, but I was halfway between insomniac and inconsolable most of yesterday. Managed to sleep like a rock overnight, and today is much better.

I'm taking myself camping this coming weekend with my quit money, what are you doing with yours?

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5 Comments:

Blogger maggie's mind said...

6 letters: R-O-O-M-B-A!

I'm kind of cheating, though, because like I blogged about, I'd already been squirreling money away. Still, I'm upgrading and going for the super ultra mega deluxe (my words) model for pets. It schedules itself, so before I even wake up it can vacuum up the cat litter that seems to spread itself all over the bathroom. While I'm gone, it can do the rest of the place. The cats will hate it, but they are not the ones who quit smoking and deserve a treat, now are they?

If you shop right, you can even get the domain for $2.

July 16, 2007 at 5:48:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Jon said...

I'm taking the kids to six flags. A group reward. :)

July 16, 2007 at 7:32:00 PM EDT  
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Anonymous sean said...

It is very true that lots of saving can be done by quiting msoking as it affects economic condition for a person just like health is being affected.

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